The Boston College Language Laboratory serves the language learning and teaching needs of the University's language departments, students of English as a foreign language, and the BC community at large from its center in Lyons Hall, room 313. The facility provides access to installed and portable equipment to be used with audio, video, cable television and multimedia language learning tools.

Our Mission

We are committed to promoting and facilitating the acquisition and enhancement of language skills and cultural competency by providing the University community efficient access to an expanding collection of multimedia resources and instructional technology.

Academic Year Hours

Day Time
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Holiday/Semester Break Period
(Dec. 20, 2017 – January 15, 2018)

Wednesday, December 20:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 21:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, December 22:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 23 - January 1:  CLOSED
January 2 – January 15: Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.* (*See Exceptions below)


Monday, January 8:   CLOSED
Tuesday, January 9:  CLOSED
Wednesday, January 10:  CLOSED between 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 11:  CLOSED 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday, January 15:  CLOSED (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Recommendation:  In advance of your visit to the Lab, please call 617-552-8474 to confirm this schedule of Holiday/Semester Break Hours. Weather-related, emergency, or other closings may be required due to reduced office staffing during this period.

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